In 2018, Kanawha County, WV had a population of 186k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $45,426. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Kanawha County, WV declined from 187,827 to 185,710, a -1.13% decrease and its median household income declined from $46,859 to $45,426, a -3.06% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kanawha County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.62%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%), and White (Hispanic) (0.734%). 0% of the households in Kanawha County, WV speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.3% of the residents in Kanawha County, WV are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Kanawha County, WV are University of Charleston (744 degrees awarded in 2019), BridgeValley Community & Technical College (462 degrees), and West Virginia State University (399 degrees).
In 2018, the median property value in Kanawha County, WV was $112,400, and the homeownership rate was 68.8%. Most people in Kanawha County, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kanawha County, WV was 2 cars per household.